This carpet is made from hand-spun sheep wool yarn. It is woven in the traditional Changthang style, on a portable backstrap loom characteristic for the nomadic communities. This type of carpet is called "Tsug Den" and traditionally used as a mattress. The weft is looped around a metal stick and then cut with a blade. It has a soft, yet solid feeling of a carpet, just like a mattress. The carpet consists of 3 panels. After weaving, they are stitched together. This characteristic design is made by our weaver Namgyal Dolma. These abstract "flowers" are her translation of the common design "mentok", meaning flower. Some of the wool has been naturally dyed with madder, lac and willow skins. It is spun and woven by our team of settled nomads close to the city of Leh. Additional information about the weaving and the tradition here. Our carpets are made to order so please allow 3-4 weeks for your carpet to be sent to you.